Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
  1. Spinner: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  2. A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012
  3. L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012
  4. Rolling Stone: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  5. Paste: 50 Best Albums of 2012
  6. FasterLouder: Top 50 Albums of 2012
  7. Pretty Much Amazing: 60 Best Albums of 2012
  8. Pazz & Jop: Top 100 Albums of 2012
  9. Robert Christgau: Top 102 Albums of 2012